Of all the environmental problems facing California, depletion of its groundwater may be the most important according to this piece.
Feb 2, 2011 NRDC Switchboard
NASA satellite imagery reveals that two of California's main groundwater sources are being rapidly depleted by agriculture and exurban development.
Jan 6, 2010 The Christian Science Monitor
NASA satellites have tracked the loss of water in California's Central Valley over the past few years, and finds that drought coupled with over-irrigation are stressing the state's supplies.
Dec 16, 2009 BBC
A new rating system for open and planted spaces has been created, offering a way to identify the most sustainable landscapes.
Nov 10, 2009 USA Today
In order to clean up groundwater pollution from dry cleaning chemicals, Orland, California is planning on injecting soybean oil into the problem area. The plan is touted as lower risk and lower cost than other methods.
Oct 30, 2009 Oroville Mercury Register
Portland is well-known for many things in the urban planning community. Now, it's being recognized as a leader in stormwater management.
Sep 20, 2009 The Oregonian
Sea levels are declining near Juneau, Alaska, as a result of melting glaciers. Though it may seem a good sign in the face of climate change, the expanding earth is causing some major environmental concerns.
May 19, 2009 The New York Times
Water shortages and environmentally-based restrictions are leaving Central California's agricultural lands dry. As a result, farmers are increasingly tapping into groundwater sources. Many are calling on the state to monitor the use of its aquifers.
May 16, 2009 The New York Times
The state governments of Missouri and Arkansas are expected to sign an agreement this year to create a watershed and aquifer protection pact geared at controlling water quality from sources that cross state boundaries.
Nov 17, 2008 Arkansas Democrat Gazette
<p>As part of a plan to utilize the city's rainwater and recycle it back to lake Michigan, Chicago has been renovating its 13,00 alleys to become permeable surfaces, where rainwater can soak back into the ground. 40 alleys have been redone so far.</p>
Jun 30, 2008 CNN